From STAFF REPORTS

Movies on Main will kick off Summer Sunset Saturdays in Tennessee’s Oldest Town once again as folks enjoy downtown on Saturday evenings during the summer.

The event’s return was approved at Monday night’s Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting.

On select Saturdays, Movies on Main will take place in front of the Lollipop Shop beginning with the popular Candy Bingo at 8 p.m. followed by a family-friendly movie at 8:30 p.m.

“The overall intent is to offer a free, family activity for local people, but to also encourage people who might be visiting Jonesborough to make a weekend out of it and stay in town,” Jeff Gurley, owner of The Lollipop Shop, said. “The event is a cooperative effort between the Town of Jonesborough, JAMSA and The Lollipop Shop.”

This family tradition is being brought back to iconic Main Street Jonesborough creating a unique atmosphere for a fun night out with the family.

“Anywhere between 200 to 400 people have been known to show up for a screening. There could also be a few special guests during the season so be sure to bring your autograph book and camera to meet some very famous characters,” Gurley said.

While Candy Bingo and the movies are free, those attending are encouraged to bring canned food items to donate to the local food bank. It is also encouraged to bring a blanket or chair to sit on while enjoying the movie. For more information about Movies on Main, call the Lollipop Shop at (412) 913-2663.